Monday, March 17, 2014

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day! It's time to put on the green and celebrate with our Irish friends! 
I'm afraid that I am one holiday behind in my quilt making.  I'm still working on my Valentine's Day wallhanging from Temecula Quilts. The finished quilt top is on the design wall today!
I finally decided on a plain white background, and the red (with a white zigzag) inner border. It was a challenge to get those corners mitered, and the outside heart border to fit together, but it's done...yahoo!
The next step is pin basting and quilting, but I'm not sure if I want to hand or machine quilt this one. 
I wanted to be able to post my hand embroidered shamrock block that Pat Sloan posted, but I didn't even get it started yet. Maybe today? You can still download the free pattern here.
To see more design walls, hop over to Patchwork Times.


You SHAMROCK my quilting friends... cheers!

21 comments:

  1. Kathy, your quilt looks lovely and the red zig zag is terrific - just what the doctor ordered!

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  2. Your quilt project is stunning! Love the heart border and those mitered corners sham"rock"!Awesome!

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  3. quilt looks awesome! have fun quilting it, and what fabric for binding?? black or the same red zig zag?

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  4. Yes, you shamrocked the miter border! Just enough softness with a little pop - very nice.

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  5. I love how the heart blocks worked out. Great job!

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  6. It really turned out great. Looks terrific with the white blocks and red wavy border.

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  7. Your heart quilt looks great, love both the inner and outer borders!

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  8. it turned out lovely! love the background you chose

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  9. Looks great and definitely hand quilt it so you can fill in those blank squares with all kings of neat things!!

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  10. I have one very small wall quilt for St. Patrick's Day. I have not been inspired to make more.

    Your heart quilt looks oh so very good. I saved the Temecula instructions but I don't know that I will ever make the quilt. I will enjoy seeing yours though.

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  11. LOVELY finish! That will be fun to quilt, either way you choose!

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  12. The white was my favorite. It is the perfect choice for a lovely quilt.

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  13. LOVE this! The perfectly mitered red border just makes it sing!

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  14. Wonderful!!! It will be ready for next year for sure

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  15. Hand quilting would be fun with these sweet hearts! More to work on your Slow Stitching Sundays. Happy Green Day!

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  16. Great job on the border. Hand vs. Machine....depends when you want it done. You could always tuck it away and pull it out in January to hang next February.
    Thanks for the link - I printed it out so I'll have something for St. Paddy's day next year.

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  17. Didn't I say you'd find the perfect fabrics for the setting. You auditioned your choices and picked what spoke to you. Well done!!! Thanks for the Lucky Charm shamrock block link. Now I'll have something for next St. Patrick's Day.

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  18. Great job of putting together the little heart quilt. It looks great.

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  19. I have a couple of St. Patrick's Day small quilts, but I need more. It is a big day at our house. : )
    Love your little Temecula quilt. The white background gives you a place to show off your quilting. Do you want to show off your machine quilting or your hand quilting? : )

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